Articles Tagged 'Black Friday'

Gun background checks set record on Black Friday

by Mallory SHelbourne
November 27, 2017
The FBI on Friday received a record number of requests for gun background checks, USA Today reported. The number of requests, 203,086, breaks previous records… READ MORE

State lawmaker among protesters arrested on Black Friday

by Julia Manchester
November 26, 2017
Missouri state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D) was among several protesters arrested at a suburban St. Louis mall on Black Friday. The protests, which were… READ MORE

Black Friday gives gun sales a big bounce: FBI

Vendors across the country saw a huge spike in sales on Black Friday, including gun sales, the FBI said. FBI officials are concerned over the background checks yet to be completed for the sales. There are over 144,000 background checks that need to be processed after the Friday sales, but a lot of them aren’t completed and so won’t be… READ MORE

Bang for the buck: Gun deals galore on Black Friday

Nothing like chiming in the Christmas season with a new gun. That’s the message advertisers are blasting out, with deals that promise purchasers savings in the double-digit range. Post-Thanksgiving gun buys have become a holiday tradition for America, The Huffington Post reported. In the past two years, the FBI has been besieged by applications for gun purchases made on Black… READ MORE

Web shopping’s new holiday twist: Taxes

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November 25, 2012
By MICHELLE QUINN | Politico SAN FRANCISCO — Some Amazon.com shoppers are in for a rude awakening as they click to check out with holiday purchases on Black Friday — they’ll have to pay the tax man. For the first time since the dawn of e-commerce, residents in California, Texas and Pennsylvania will be automatically charged state sales tax at… READ MORE

Call volume shuts down FBI’s firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday

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November 25, 2012
By Nok-Noi Ricker, Bangor Daily News BREWER, Maine — Sometime early on Black Friday, the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, went down and stopped all gun sales, Bangor-area gun dealers said. High call volumes caused “intermittent outages” in the system, an FBI spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. “It means we can’t sell no damn guns,” Rick Lozier,… READ MORE

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